Right now with my cold, I do not feel creative. Life has interfered with writing and somehow I have not gone into withdrawal. The cold again, I suppose. But fortunately the universe provided by coughing out a book from the library: Let the Elephants Run by David Usher, a book said to be about unlocking your creativity.
So there I was in the middle of last night, head stuffed up, propped on pillows, sleepless and reading. Much of it is a workbook, pushing readers to action and encouraging them to think about their own creativity differently. I am barely into it given my mental mush.
But since this is a blog about process, and my process is thin because of the thickness of my head at the moment, I will leave you with a quote:
“creativity is 95% work and discipline, and just 5 percent inspiration (p. 17).”
I am relieved. I can work and I can be disciplined. Just not now.